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    SADOW: Why Not Wait A Little Before Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses?

SADOW: Why Not Wait A Little Before Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses?

So people of the same sex who wish to marry each other may have to wait a bit to obtain marriage licenses in Louisiana. Politics may explain the delay, but

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    SADOW: President Jindal And The GOP Could Fix Those Supreme Court Decisions If They Wanted…

SADOW: President Jindal And The GOP Could Fix Those Supreme Court Decisions If They Wanted…

Perhaps echoing sentiments he has harbored from his youthful enthusiasm for former Pres. Ronald Reagan, Gov. Bobby Jindal has transferred a desire to abolish the federal Department of Education to

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    SADOW: Louisiana Ought To Just Dump Marriage Recognition Altogether

SADOW: Louisiana Ought To Just Dump Marriage Recognition Altogether

To say last week was a bad week for the Constitution, rule of law, and democracy in America would be a gross understatement. The question now is how does Louisiana respond

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    SADOW: Now The Movie Industry Wants To Sue To Keep Their Free Stuff

SADOW: Now The Movie Industry Wants To Sue To Keep Their Free Stuff

Having already taken more than a billion dollars out of Louisiana than they put it, filmmakers and related interests backing an industry mouthpiece group don’t appear to mind draining a

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    SADOW: Look For A Lot More Kelvin Cochrans To Come When SCOTUS Gives Us Gay Marriage

SADOW: Look For A Lot More Kelvin Cochrans To Come When SCOTUS Gives Us Gay Marriage

Within days, the U.S. Supreme Court will make a ruling that could spread same sex marriage nationwide (even if they permit states to prohibit it by also making them recognize

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    SADOW: Jindal Gets To Be The Sane Politician In The Room On HB 42

SADOW: Jindal Gets To Be The Sane Politician In The Room On HB 42

By the logic of his own statement, it turns out that state Rep. Sam Jones hates the people of Louisiana. And perhaps even emulating Gov. Bobby Jindal in the antipathy

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SADOW: The Budget Mess Is Ongoing, And It Screams For Radical Change

  SADOW: The Budget Mess Is Ongoing, And It Screams For Radical Change

Mistakes made in fabricating the fiscal year 2016 budget for Louisiana provide lessons for what should come next year to

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SADOW: With Evidence Some Pension Systems Are Corrupt, It’s Time To Consolidate

  SADOW: With Evidence Some Pension Systems Are Corrupt, It’s Time To Consolidate

While many times this space has counseled on the desirability of merging and increasing transparency of Louisiana’s state and state-affiliated

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SADOW: The Fundamentals Of The Movie Tax Credit Are Still The Same, And They Still Stink

  SADOW: The Fundamentals Of The Movie Tax Credit Are Still The Same, And They Still Stink

State Sen. JP Morrell should not be worried, but be happy with HB 829, for the ticking time bomb it

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SADOW: Lessons From The St. George Effort

  SADOW: Lessons From The St. George Effort

In the wake of the close-but-no-cigar effort to incorporate the city of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish, the

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SADOW: Myths And Reality Surrounding Louisiana’s Budget

  SADOW: Myths And Reality Surrounding Louisiana’s Budget

One of the more disappointing recent regular sessions of the Louisiana Legislature has concluded, and the mythology already spreading about

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SADOW: Poor, Poor Lance Harris

  SADOW: Poor, Poor Lance Harris

From comments proffered by state Rep. Lance Harris, leader of the GOP House delegation, at a meeting of Baton Rouge

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SADOW: No Higher Education Reform In Louisiana…At All

  SADOW: No Higher Education Reform In Louisiana…At All

What began as a session promising to accomplish major strides in bring Louisiana higher education into the 21st century, and

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SADOW: Medicaid Expansion Is A Loaded Gun Pointed At The People Of Louisiana

  SADOW: Medicaid Expansion Is A Loaded Gun Pointed At The People Of Louisiana

This space warned two years ago that the parts of the gun had been made, and implored voters not to

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SADOW: Neither The State Legislature Nor The City Of New Orleans Has A Clue How To Handle The Disabled

  SADOW: Neither The State Legislature Nor The City Of New Orleans Has A Clue How To Handle The Disabled

Bad choices made by both legislators and New Orleans imperil funding that could go to reducing the large backlog of

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SADOW: The Senate Seems To Have A Few More Fiscal Clues Than The House

  SADOW: The Senate Seems To Have A Few More Fiscal Clues Than The House

It looks as if the SAVE plan will save Louisiana’s stressed fiscal year 2016 budget, thanks to the typical force

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SADOW: The Support For Leger’s Bill Shows Just How Bad Things Are At The Legislature

  SADOW: The Support For Leger’s Bill Shows Just How Bad Things Are At The Legislature

The debate that surrounded the Louisiana House’s wise rejection of inflating the Earned Income Tax Credit was less a policy

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SADOW: The Louisiana Democrats’ Agenda Is Based On Trivialities And Extremism

  SADOW: The Louisiana Democrats’ Agenda Is Based On Trivialities And Extremism

It rather shows the depths that Louisiana’s Democrats currently plumb when their talking points consist of over-the-top complaints about Republican

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SADOW: The Leges’ Shocking About-Face On Fee Increases

  SADOW: The Leges’ Shocking About-Face On Fee Increases

It’s funny what a difference of a few years and a billion or so dollars makes when it comes to

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